Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Members of the Critical Thinking faculty team Paul Disney and James West will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how they were able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs.
Paul Disney, Adjunct Instructor of Business/Economics, Western Oregon University
Paul Disney is currently teaching business management as an adjunct instructor at Western Oregon University. Previous to this position he served as a U.S. Army Aviator and retired after 30 years of active service with the rank of Colonel in 2010. He is a 1980 graduate of Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania, and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Boston University. Paul attended the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and graduated with a Masters of Strategic Studies in June 2002.
James A. West, Arts & Humanities D, Leeward Community College
James West has served as chair of the Arts & Humanities Division at Leeward Community College since 2001. He is also chair of Leeward’s General Education Committee. Previously, he has served as faculty senate chair. West received his BA and MA in philosophy from the University of Hawai’i.